Darlington School: Boarding #SeniorSpotlight: Axel Funk
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Boarding #SeniorSpotlight: Axel Funk

Jennifer Collins | February 19, 2021 | 248 views

A Darlington student is made up of many things. None of which is average. We help our students develop their interests, passions and pursuits, because we believe every individual has something to contribute. We also believe that only when you're 100% you, are you 100% Darlington. 

Here at Darlington, every student’s path is different. We think that's a good thing. 

In this #SeniorSpotlight get to know Axel Funk, a two-year boarding student from St. James, Barbados, and member of the Soccer Academy. 

What house are you a member of?     

Moser House

What are you involved in at Darlington?

Soccer Academy and Dorm Leader 

If you play sports, who is your favorite coach and why?    

Sir Alex Ferguson, famous Scottish former player and manager of Manchester United. I love his passion and love for winning. 

What's your favorite place on campus and why?    

The soccer fields because it’s an escape from school and a way to let stress go.

Who's your favorite teacher and why?    

Mrs. Owens -- she has helped me so much over the last two years and has always supported me. She also wrote my letter of recommendation for college, which I am extremely grateful for. She is the teacher that I can also go to for things that are unrelated to school.

What's your favorite thing about Darlington?    

The dorms and friendships 

Describe an experience that you've had at Darlington that you couldn't have had anywhere else.     

The RUMPUS Lip Sync contest

What are some of the ways you've grown since you first came to Darlington?     

I’ve matured a lot in both academics and soccer.

Where do you want to go to college and what is your dream job?    

I recently signed to play soccer at Lynn University and my dream job is hedge fund manager.

Click here to see more #SeniorSpotlights from the Class of 2021!

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